Josial G. Hollands' "God Give Us Men!"
- "God, give us leaders! A time like this demands
- Strong minds, great hearts,
- true faith and ready hands;
- Leaders whom the lust of office does not kill;
- Leaders whom the spoils of office cannot buy;
- Leaders who possess opinions and a will;
- Leaders who have honor;
- leaders who will not lie;
- Leaders who can stand before a demagogue,
- And damn the treacherous flatteries
- without winking!
- Tall leaders, sun-crowned, who live above the fog
- In public duty and in private thinking;
- For while the rabble, with their thumb-worn creeds,
- Their large professions and their little deeds,
- Mingle in selfish strife, lo! Freedom weeps,
- Wrong rules the land and waiting justice sleeps."